Saturday, October 15, 8:00 am–9:30 am
Sponsored by the Fellows of the American Folklore Society, the Graduate Student and Young Professional Section
Pre-registration is required by October 1. Students meet informally over breakfast with a senior folklorist, talking about selected topics as well as the students’ interests and questions.
James P. Leary (University of Wisconsin- Emeritus): Collaborative public folklore from a university base, laborlore and class, egalitarian approaches to folklore work
John McDowell (Indiana University – Emeritus): Folklore and environmental justice, poetics and stylistic analysis, indigeneity and modernity, Spanish American folk poetry
Betsy Peterson: Community engagement, archives
Patricia Turner (UCLA): Perspectives on legend study